|Written by Mike|
Bet on the NFLThe Baltimore Ravens held the lead for almost all of their game this past Sunday against the San Diego Chargers in Baltimore. However, the Chargers took a lead with 38 seconds to go in the game and it was all the Bolts needed as they won 34-33.
The Ravens held a lead of ten points on a few occasions during the game but this was the highest that the got. Daryl Smith had an interception for the Ravens during the first half while Justin Tucker had three field goals in the half. The Chargers' Eddie Royal also fumbled the ball away in the second quarter.
The Chargers had some momentum after limiting Tucker to a field goal on a possession after Philip Rivers had a touchdown pass to Keenan Allen. This led to the Chargers going 80 yards in less than two minutes as Rivers had a touchdown pass to Royal with 38 seconds left. The completed extra point finally gave the Bolts the lead.
While the Ravens were -6.5 favorites against a Chargers team that has struggled on the east coast, the Bolts managed to get a win. Philip Rivers was 34-45 with 383 passing yards and three touchdowns. The team also went 9-11 on third down attempts; the Ravens did go 7-12 in that category.
While Justin Tucker had all four of his field goal attempts for the Ravens completed, Joe Flacco only went 19-31 for 225 yards and two touchdowns. Justin Forsett had 106 rushing yards for the game.
The Chargers are now 8-4 and still one game behind Denver in the AFC West while holding a wild card spot. Baltimore is now 7-5 and tied for second in the AFC North. The Ravens are tied with several other teams for the second wild card spot but Kansas City holds the tiebreaker and Buffalo is ahead of them in the procession.